Eden Hazard might have just given a clear hint over his imminent future as the forward has insisted he enjoys playing under Maurizio Sarri as they both have the same vision on football.
Hazard’s future has been the subject of speculation and it seems the Belgian forward is on his way to Real Madrid. The Spanish giants are believed to be an avid admirer of the player and have been weighing a move for him for quite a while.
Negotiations for a new contract has been stalled and his contract is up for expire in 18 months. Chelsea may be forced to cash in on the player as they fear the player might see out his existing contract to ease out his move to Madrid.
But Hazard’s recent comment would definitely encourage the club hierarchy. “The manager likes possession! He’s a lot about statistics. Numbers. Possession. Shooting. Goal opportunity. In the past we used to play more counter-attack. It is different with Sarri than with [Antonio] Conte and [Jose] Mourinho.
“Sometimes we keep possession, and I understand the fans want us to go forward, but it is part of the football. We are still learning about his concept. We are doing well. I like this kind of football.
“Sarri is a great manager. He’s an old man [60, meaning experienced] but the way he thinks is the same way I think about football.”